Reference materials

Press articles, research papers & publications

What does affordable acupuncture mean?
Associate of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinics

Costs and consequences of acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain: a systematic review of economic evaluations conducted alongside randomised controlled trials.
Ambrósio EM1, Bloor K, MacPherson H. Complement Ther Med. 2012 Oct;20(5):364-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.05.002. Epub 2012 Jun 6..

The Use of Acupuncture in Addiction Treatment Programs
Dr Michael O. Smith, Huffington Post, 16/7/2012

The Nature of Qi Flow
Dr Michael O.Smith, Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy

Ear Acupuncture a Tool for Recovery
Yale School of Medicine

Author: Bullock ML, Culliton PC, Olander RT (1989, June 24). Controlled trial of acupuncture for severe recidivistic alcoholism.
The Lancet, 1435-1439.

Author: Carter KO, Olshan-Perlmutter M, Norton HJ, Smith MO (2011).
NADA Acupuncture Prospective Trial in Patients with Substance Use Disorders and Seven Common Health Symptoms.
Journal of Medical Acupuncture, 23(3): 131-135.

Author: Shwartz M, Saitz R, Mulvey K, Brannigan P (1999).
The value of acupuncture detoxification programs in a substance abuse treatment system.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 17(4): 305-312.

Author: Smith MO, Brewington V, and Culliton P (1998).
Acupuncture in addiction treatment. In Sherman, B. R., Sanders, L.M., Trinh, C. (Eds.) Addiction and Pregnancy: Empowering Recovery Through Peer Counseling.
Praeger Publishing.

Author: Yarberry M (2010).
The Use of the NADA Protocol for PTSD in Kenya.
German Journal of Acupuncture and Related Techniques. 53(4): 6-11.

Author: Wen HL. Cheng SYC (1973).
Treatment of drug addiction by acupuncture and electrical stimulation.
Asian Journal of Medicine, 9:138-141.

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NOTE: Many of these publications are available on the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre website www.ljmc.org . Follow the links below to download copies. Where items are not available, please contact beverley.devalois@nhs.net

Published Papers

de Valois B, Young T, Thorpe P, Preston J, Degun T (2015) Improving wellbeing of prostate cancer survivors using the NADA acupuncture protocol: a clinical outcome study. Medical Acupuncture; 27(3) 194-205
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acu.2014.1086

de Valois B, Degun T (2015) Using the NADA protocol to improve wellbeing of prostate cancer survivors: five case studies. European Journal of Oriental Medicine; 8(1) 8-18
http://www.ljmc.org/2_research/projects/other_projects.html

de Valois B, Young TE, Robinson N, McCourt C, Maher EJ (2012) NADA ear acupuncture for breast cancer treatment-related hot flashes and night sweats: an observational study. Medical Acupuncture. 24(4): 256-268 doi:10.1089/acu.2012.089
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acu.2012.0897

de Valois, B. (2006) Serenity, patience, wisdom, courage, acceptance: reflections on the NADA protocol. European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 5(3), pp. 44-49.
http://www.ljmc.org/2_research/publications/serenity_ejom.pdf

Thesis

de Valois, B (2006) Using acupuncture to manage hot flushes and night sweats in women taking tamoxifen for early breast cancer: two observational studies. University of West London (formerly Thames Valley University). [Unpublished PhD thesis] Available from the British Library
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=uk.bl.ethos.432856

Poster handouts

Breast cancer related hot flushes

Evaluating the NADA ear acupuncture protocol to manage breast cancer treatment related hot flushes & night sweats (HF&NS)
http://www.ljmc.org/2_research/projects/eatims.html

From research to practice: do users of an ear acupuncture service to manage breast cancer-related hot flushes & night sweats do as well as research participants?
http://www.ljmc.org/2_research/projects/eatims.html

Prostate cancer

Evaluating the NADA ear acupuncture protocol to improve wellbeing and quality of life for men diagnosed with prostate cancer
http://www.ljmc.org/2_research/projects/other_projects.html

MAJ_Publication

NADA Thinking Outside The Box (ammended appendices) for publication.docx